Asus | P8H61-M LK R2.0 | P8H61-M LX R2.0

P8H61-M LX R2.0
• DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design
• Network iControl - Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
• EPU - Energy Efficiency All Around
• UEFI BIOS - EZ Mode - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
• AI Suite II - One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
• Windows 8 Ready – Assured Compatibility
CPU, Chipset and Graphics Features
LGA1155 socket for Intel® 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7 /
Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® Processors
This motherboard supports the Intel® 3rd/2nd generation
Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1155
package, with iGPU, memory, and PCI Express controllers
integrated to support onboard graphics out with dedicated
chipsets, 2-channel (2 DIMMs) DDR3 memory, and 16 PCI
Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 3rd/2nd
generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors are among the most
powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
PCIe 3.0 Ready
PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the latest PCI Express
bus standard with improved encoding schemes that
provide twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0.
Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of
32GB/s, double the 16GB/s of PCIe 2.0 (in x16 mode). As such, PCIe 3.0
provides users unprecedented data speeds, combined with the convenience
and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe
1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. PCIe 3.0 will become a must-have feature for users
who wish to improve and optimize graphic performance, as well as have the
latest technology available to them.
Intel® H61 Express Chipset
The Intel® H61 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design
to support the new 1155 socket Intel® 3rd/2nd Generation
Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron®
processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing
serial point-to-point links, which allows increased bandwidth
and stability.
Dual-Channel DDR3 2200(O.C) / 2133(O.C) / 2000(O.C) / 1866
(O.C) / 1600 / 1066 / 1333 support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of
2200(O.C )/2133(O.C )/2000(O.C )/1866(O.C )/1600/1066/1333 suppor MHz to
meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia,
and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the
bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance.
• DDR3 1600 MHz and higher memory frequency is supported by Intel® 3rd generation
• Due to the CPU behavior, DDR3 2133/1866 memory module will run at DDR3 2000/1800 MHz
*PCIe 3.0 speed is supported by Intel® 3rd generation Core™ processors.
ASUS Exclusive Features
DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design
ASUS motherboards using the Intel® H61 chipset employ precise digital voltage regulation for the CPU, called DIGI+ VRM
(Voltage Regulation Modules) digital power design. The CPU voltage and VRM frequency are adjusted via either carefully
developed automated modes, or by using user-defined profiles. The effect is that DIGI+ VRM technology ensures greater
energy efficiency and the best possible PC stability. Boosted by world-renowned ASUS quality, it creates an ideal computing
platform for a diverse range of applications, from gaming to multimedia or office work and heavy multitasking. Engineered
and tested to assure unmitigated performance, ASUS H61 boards with DIGI+ VRM remain efficient and stability, for reliable
application in every scenario.
AI Suite II
One stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
With its fast user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II
Energy Efficiency All Around
Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip
consolidates all the exclusive ASUS features into one
simple to use software package. It allows you to supervise
through a simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. Get total
system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting
overclocking, energy management, fan speed control,
voltage and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers
current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power
consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends
diverse and ease to use functions, with no need to switch
back and forth between different utilities.
component longevity!
Network iControl
Flexible and Easy BIOS Interface
ASUS UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical
Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
With a single-click on/off button, the application currently in
BIOS designed with selectable modes, providing a userfriendly interface that goes beyond the traditional keyboardonly controls. It also natively supports fully-utilized hard
drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit operating systems.
use has its data and network bandwidth prioritized over other
programs. Moreover, you can prioritize your favorite software
easily by configuring profiles through the intuitive user
interface. Within the profile, programs can be pre-scheduled
to run in a specific time period to avoid network congestion
and long-waits on downloads. Auto PPPoE network connection provides a onestep setup for enhanced online convenience. Overall, it's an intuitive network
bandwidth control center.
ASUS Exclusive Interface
EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed info. Users can choose system
performance settings, and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced Mode for
performance enthusiasts includes detailed DRAM settings via a dedicated
memory info page for complete insight.
New Upgrade! Quick and Easy Info for Enhanced System Control
- F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI information and troubleshooting
- New F3 Shortcut for most accessed information
- ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) information for accessing memory
information, detecting faulty DIMMs, and helping with difficult POST situations.
Anti-Surge Protection
Fanless Design: stylish heatsink solution
Protect Your Device Anti-Surge Protection Design detects
overvoltage conditions and prevents voltage surges from
The stylish heatsink features 0-dB thermal solution that offers
users a noiseless PC environment. Not only the beautiful
spreading in real time. It also actively cuts off the
shape upgrades the visual enjoyment for motherboard users,
overvoltage supply to protect the system.
1. Real-time over voltage detection.
but also the heatsink design lowers the temperature of the
chipset and power phase area through high efficient heatexchange. Combined with usability and aesthetics, the ASUS
2. Active protection against potential damage to your
motherboards and systems.
stylish heatsink will give users an extremely silent and cooling
experience with the elegant appearance!
Fan Xpert
ErP ready
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust the CPU
and chassis fan speeds according to different ambient
temperatures caused by different climate conditions in
The motherboard is European Union´s Energy-related
Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to
meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards
different geographic regions and your PC’s loading. The built-
to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision
in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed
to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient
products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of
the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.
P8H61-M LX R2.0 Product Overview
Intel® Socket 1155 for 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 32 nm CPU
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
* Refer to for CPU support list
Intel® H61(B3)
2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Unbuffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* 1600MHz and higher frequency is supported by Intel® 3rd generation processors.
* Refer to or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may
only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the
* Due to the CPU behavior, DDR3 2133/1866MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2000/1800MHz frequency as
Integrated Graphics Processor
VGA output support : RGB port
- Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 @ 75 Hz
Supports Intel® Quick Sync Video
Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (blue) *1
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Intel® H61(B3) chipset :
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
Realtek®, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *2
USB Ports
Intel® H61(B3) chipset :
8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
Overclocking Features
Special Features
Overclocking Protection :
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
ASUS Digital Power Design :
- Industry leading Digital 3 + 1 + 1 Phase Power Design
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM Utility
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- AI Suite II
- Anti-Surge
- Low EMI Solution
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- Network iControl
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x D-Sub
Back I/O Ports
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 2.0
1 x COM port(s)
1 x Parallel port(s)
3 x Audio jack(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
Internal I/O Ports
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Internal speaker connector(s)
1 x System panel(s)
User's manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ
Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support Disc
ASUS Utilities
ASUS Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor
uATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 7.2 inch ( 24.4 cm x 18.3 cm )
*1: PCIe 3.0 speed is supported by Intel® 3rd generation Core™ processors.
*2 Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output
Detect) memory information
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